• located toward the inside of something
    1. She led the guests to an inner room.
    2. the inner face of the arch
    3. the inner lining of the jacket
  • not known to or seen by most people
    1. the poem's inner meaning
    2. He wanted to experience the inner workings of the political campaign. [=the parts of the campaign that are only known by the people who work on it]
  • of or relating to a person's mind or spirit
    1. inner peace/conflict
    2. his inner life/self
    3. listening to her inner voice
    4. a person's inner beauty
  • existing as a part of a person's character
    1. He's trying to get in touch with his inner artist. [=the part of his character that is artistic]